Argo Data Res. Corp. v. Shagrithaya, 380 S.W.3d 249 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 29, 2012, pet. filed)
Obtained reversal and rendition of take-nothing judgment in favor of corporate client on appeal of alleged shareholder oppression claim in which trial court had ordered that corporation be caused to issue an $85 million dividend.
Arisma Group, LLC v. Marksmen, Inc., et al.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of domain name investigations and acquisitions company in federal lawsuit alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation in a domain name acquisition transaction and seeking $6 million in damages.
Baisden v. I’m Ready Productions, Inc., 693 F.3d 491 (5th Cir. 2012), cert. denied, 568 U.S. _____ (U.S. March 18, 2013)(No. 12-803)
Complete defense victory, including declaratory judgment and substantial award of costs after nine-day federal court jury trial in lawsuit brought by nationally syndicated radio host and book author against production company, DVD distribution company, and national promoter. The Plaintiff had asserted claims for copyright infringement, unfair competition by misappropriation, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, and tortious interference with business relations. Prevailed on appeal before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and responded to Petition for Writ of Certiorari to United States Supreme Court, obtaining denial of petition and final affirmance of verdict in favor of clients.
Carolyn Flores v. Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Defended copyright infringement lawsuit related to use of song in national advertising campaign.
CTA Acoustics, Inc. v. Borden Chemical, Inc., et al.
Assisted with trial resulting in $123 million verdict for client, an auto parts manufacturer, against chemical company found liable for failure to warn of the explosive properties of the chemical Durite, which caused a catastrophic explosion at manufacturing plant.
Excelsior Capital Marketing, et al. v. Plastic Pallet Production, Inc., et al.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendants in lawsuit seeking more than $250,000 in insurance proceeds related to burglary at manufacturing facility. The Plaintiff had asserted claims of breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and civil conspiracy.
General Solutions, LP v. Speco Technologies
Represented plaintiff in copyright infringement lawsuit regarding DVR software.
Hewlett-Packard Company v. Wistron Corporation
Defended international computer company in patent infringement lawsuit.
Indiana Charitable Trust v. Trevor Rees-Jones
Successfully represented oil and gas entrepreneur in federal court lawsuit alleging fraud-based claims based on redemption of LLC membership interests. Obtained dismissal of all claims on personal jurisdiction grounds.
Nelson v. D Magazine Partners, LP, 377 S.W.3d 824 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012)
Obtained summary judgment on First Amendment and statutory defenses in lawsuit alleging libel libel per se, republication, defamation, tortious interference with employment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress against magazine publisher, author, and current and former police officers. Prevailed on appeal in the Fifth District Court of Appeals.
Shagitahya v. Martin and ARGO
Defense of claims of minority shareholder oppression and request for dividend from company to all shareholders.
Strange v. HRsmart, Inc., et al.
Obtained summary dismissal of claims against company by former employee alleging invasion of privacy related to company's use of employee's Facebook profile on litigation pleading. Obtained affirmance of dismissal before the Fifth District Court of Appeals.
Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. v. W. Alboum Hat Co.
Represented designer of leather craft supplies in copyright infringement lawsuit regarding decorative buckles and conchos.
Thompson Advisory Group, Inc. v. First Horizon National Corporation
Defended national bank in lawsuit asserting breach of contract, theft of services, and quantum meruit related to telecommunications consulting services.
Vikon International, Inc. v. Sensorlogic, Inc.
Defended lawsuit asserting claims for copyright infringement, declaratory judgment, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, misappropriation, business disparagement, and unjust enrichment regarding ownership of source code related to remote access road sign messaging system and obtained dismissal of copyright infringement and related claims.